All week, Michigan’s vaunted defense was billed as a potential roadblock for one of the nation’s most electric players. Saquon Barkley stomped all over that notion on the second play from scrimmage.
Penn State running back Saquon Barkley carved up the nation’s No. 1 defense in the Nittany Lions’ 42-13 win, validating his case as the best player in college football.
Pearson knows the task of replacing a legend presents a challenge unlike any he has ever faced. He knows he isn’t the next Red Berenson, and he’s not trying to be.
What matters to Pearson, though, is that he’s at home.
The Daily takes an in-depth look at the Wolverine roster by position, deciphering which goaltender will be named starter, which veterans are primed to perform to potential and which freshmen could claim instant stardom.
Michigan coach John Beilein addressed his point guard competition, the impact of veterans and the Michigan State rivalry at Big Ten Media Day.
The Michigan Daily spoke with Jill Beckman of The Daily Collegian and Philly Inquirer ahead of this week’s game about Barkley, Penn State’s defense and what it will take for the Wolverines to pull off an upset.
Michigan scarcely beat Indiana last week and now faces a superior opponent in No. 2 Penn State (3-0, 6-0). Here’s what to watch for when the Wolverines, nine-point underdogs, take on Penn State this weekend.
Hurst’s history against the Nittany Lions — coupled with his play this year — makes it all the more likely that he’ll enjoy success in his final game against Penn State on Saturday night.
John O’Korn does need to step up, but it doesn’t fall solely on his shoulders and the Wolverines don’t need him to play hero. More simply, they need him to take what comes to him.